For Catholics on the Tendring Peninsula….
SPECIAL NEWSLETTER LVII – keeping in touch.
ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME (YEAR B) 12/13 June 2021
CATHOLIC PARISHES OF:
Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Dovercourt: 01255 503383
Sacred Heart and St Francis of Assisi, Frinton-on-Sea: 01255 674475
Masses to be celebrated in our churches this week:
Saturday (12th) (Frinton) 6.00pm Private Intentions (Anne Jackson)
At this Mass we will Receive and Confirm Katherine Herbert
Sunday (13th) (Frinton) 8.30am Mary Sherwood RIP (Sherwood family)
(Dovercourt) 10.45am All Parishioners
At this Mass we will Receive and Confirm Tanja Hammond
Monday (14th) (Dovercourt) 9.30am Connie and David
Tuesday (15th) (Frinton) 11.00am Rev. Kevin Lyons (Anne Jackson)
Thursday (17th) (Frinton) 11.00am Sr Bernadette (Anne Jackson)
Friday (18th) (Dovercourt) 9.30am Hannah & Albert Davis RIP (Maura & family)
Saturday (19th) (Frinton) 6.00pm John Turner RIP (Turner family)
Sunday (20th) (Frinton) 8.30am Sheelagh Hannigan RIP
(Dovercourt) 10.45am Christine McDonald RIP (Brian McDonald)
In addition to these Masses, Fr Bill will continue to celebrate Mass in The Presbytery. His Mass intentions are:
Seafarers & their families
Prisoners & their families
The Sick and those who care for them
Fr Frank writes:
Both parables in today’s Gospel remind us of the role that we are called to play in God’s plan. He takes care of the major part, but we too have an important role to play.
The farmer has to first of all scatter the seed, and only then will God be able to do the rest – that is, make the seed grow into a harvestable crop. Likewise, although the mustard seed itself is small it has to be first sown. Only after that can God cause it to grow into a large shrub, one in which even the birds can shelter.
As “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” we are given the task of taking a decisive one, the step of playing our part in bringing about God’s Kingdom.
It is a joy to welcome Katherine Herbert (Saturday at Frinton) and Tanja Hammond (Sunday at Dovercourt) into the Church. They will both be Received/Confirmed this weekend. Our prayers are with you, Katherine and Tanja, as you take this significant step in your spiritual pilgrimage.
May the God of all good things bless you today and always.
Sunday Mass attendance, June 2021: 19/20 June surnames S-Z, **26/27 June A-D (** subject to change). Please note that there are no alphabetical restrictions applied to weekday Masses.
From a church Newsletter:
Eileen Jones remains in hospital and needs blood donors for more transfusions. She is also having trouble sleeping and requests tapes of the minister’s sermons.